Shed Art Wins Turner

An artist has won the £25,000 Turner prize by dismantling a shed and putting it back together. Simon Starling’s art work, Shedboatshed (Mobile Architecture No 2), started life as a wooden shack in the Swiss town of Schweizerhalle. The 38-year-old Glaswegian took the shed apart, turned it into a boat and sailed it seven miles down the Rhine to Basel, where he rebuilt it. Bookies' favourite Starling said the work represented "the physical manifestation of a thought process". Curators at the Tate Britain, where Starling’s work is on show, said the work countered "the illusory nature of globalisation and capitalist exchange". For the full story - click the title Irish Art